Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
88
very good
7,507 Ratings
Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ale inspired by the style of a German Maibock, brewed using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy Ale is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish.

9 Ingredients: 2-Row, C15, Munich, Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution™ & Independent™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

Added by kbub6f on 09-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,507
Reviews:
2,418
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
296
Gots:
1,810
For Trade:
3
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4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigedal60
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Flute Glass. Not dated.

L: Slightly hazy honey, finger of light khaki head. Retains well.

S: Pale biscuity malts, some sweet fruit.

T: Pale biscuity malts and sweet fruit, just like the aroma. Tasty.

F: Light, medium carbonation and a clean finish.

O: Pretty solid beer but nothing special.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6.5% ABV.

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Photo of ADG2995
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XavierBenitez
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mwvman
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zacnock
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Btip1969
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan4120
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - golden amber - opaque and hazy - with a very thin light tan head.
S - Tons of sweet malt and yeast with faint spice notes mixed in
T - Follows the nose: tons of sweet bready malt up front and throughout. Spices mixed throughout as well as caramel and honey notes. There's also some fruit notes. Hearty.
F - Medium body with a medium about of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, smooth.
O - This is a really nice beer. Nice complex flavors mix well together to provide a balanced ale that has tons of bready malt mixed well with spices, caramel, honey, and fruit notes. I know this is available year round but I really feel like I'd enjoy this one most in the Fall or Spring.

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3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours an orange tinged brown color. Clear and still. Thin off-white head dissipates steadily leaving no residual head other than a thin ring of foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell is malty forward with some bready notes and a touch of spicy hop. Pretty unremarkable.

Taste is malt forward with some spicy hops. Touch of sweetness to the beer, but just a complimentary amount. Dry finish but its not dry per se. Not sure how old this bottle is, but the hops have held up remarkably well. I'm impressed.

Feel is rather light but not thin, drinkable, touch dry on the finish.

Rogue calls this a maibock inspired ale ... Im not getting much maibock here, so to style, its not a great example. On its own merits, its an easy drinking malt forward ale. I actually enjoyed it more than I expected to given its lack of adherence to the style.

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4.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coho11
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ancora_Imparo
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My go-to Ale. Easy to find, easy to drink, easy on the palate, easy on the nose and easy on the eyes. Very complex flavor for a widely available Ale. Just all around a great one that everyone should try if they can.

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Photo of jbehlar
2.85/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of decker1313
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

refrigerated can poured into glass

A - amber, hazy, mild active carbonation, ringing lace

S - malty, sweet, some sort of fruit, bready

T - malt, sweet, followed by a note of spice, mild bitter end

M - light, smooth, mild carbonation

O - tasty, smooth ale. I think I will have another.

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 7,507 ratings.
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